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Obama’s Approval Rating Lower Most Recent Presidents

Updated: 12/17/2013 - The first year of President Obama’s second term and the fifth year of his presidency has proven to be a rough one, with a year of gridlocked government and botched health care law taking a toll on his approval rating.

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"Wastebook" Targets Billions Of Government Waste

Wasted Government Money

Updated: 12/17/2013 - One million dollars to build a bus stop in Virginia. Five million for customized crystal stemware. Those are just some of the items paid for by the federal government last year.

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Federal Panel Suggests KanCare Delay

Updated: 12/17/2013 - KanCare, the state's privatized program for the poor and disabled, is scheduled to begin providing those services Jan. 1. However, it needs a waiver from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Jan. 1.

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Huelskamp Questions Budget Contents

Posted: 12/16/2013 - Congressman Tim Huelskamp is challenging a statement by a fellow Kansan in the U.S. House that funding for a new bioscience lab is secure under a new budget agreement.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Could Reach Billion Dollars

Posted: 12/16/2013 - The Mega Millions jackpot is juicy, but thanks to new, longer odds, it's entirely possible the payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas. That wasn't a typo -- "b" as in "boy."

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28 Years Prison For Navy Veteran Fraud

Updated: 12/16/2013 - A judge handed down a 28-year prison sentence Monday to a man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud.

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South Africa Holds State Funeral For Nelson Mandela In Ancestral Qunu

Posted: 12/15/2013 - Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.

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Kansas Legislators Push Limit On Wind Power

Posted: 12/13/2013 - Some conservative leaders in the Kansas Legislature say they will try again during the next session to stop the state from requiring utilities to buy more wind power.

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Federal Budget Includes Kansas NBAF Funding

Posted: 12/13/2013 - Funding for the next phase of construction of a national research lab at Kansas State University is closer to reality after the U.S. House passed a bipartisan budget agreement.

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Judge Sends Voter Suit Back To Federal Officials

Posted: 12/13/2013 - A federal judge has sent back to federal elections officials a request by Kansas and Arizona to force modifications in a national voter registration form so the states can fully enforce proof-of-citizenship requirements.

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Panel Issues Report On Kansas Court Budget Woes

Posted: 12/13/2013 - A special panel appointed by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has issued its report offering suggestions for solving budget shortfalls in the Kansas court system.

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WINNING NUMBERS | Are You A $425-Millionaire?

Updated: 12/13/2013 - The Mega Millions jumped to $425 million Friday, according to Charles Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. It rolled over for the 20th time after no winner was picked in Tuesday's drawing.

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ESPN Changes Mind, Accepts Christmas Commercial

Posted: 12/13/2013 - The ESPN sports television network has approved a charitable group's public service announcement that heralds the birth of Christ after initially rejecting the message as a form of religious advocacy.

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Boehner Rebukes Tea Party

Updated: 12/13/2013 - The Republican establishment pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.

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Boehner Says "He's Had Enough" From Critical Conservative Groups

Posted: 12/12/2013 - John Boehner, who's been the target of conservative groups since taking over as Speaker, lashed out at them over the past two days, saying they've lost credibility. Boehner emphatically brought his gavel down opassage of compromise budget proposal Thursday.

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Feds Try To Smooth Bumpy Health Care Transition

Posted: 12/12/2013 - HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also announced a one-month extension of a special insurance program created by the law for people who cannot get coverage because of health problems

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Do You Have The Million Dollar Powerball Ticket?

Updated: 12/12/2013 - If you played Wednesday night's Powerball, you might want to check your Powerball tickets very carefully today. Someone bought a Powerball ticket in NE Kansas that’s worth $1 million.

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